Daunte Culpepper retires from NFL

Daunte Culpepper retires from NFL

There are 107 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Sep 4, 2008, titled Daunte Culpepper retires from NFL. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Quarterback Daunte Culpepper, a former Pro Bowler with the Vikings who has been unable to find a backup job this season, is retiring from the NFL, he told the Pioneer Press in an e-mail this morning.

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NORGE

Saint Paul, MN

#117 Sep 5, 2008
1. Culpepper had 93 fumbles in 92 games and only his lack of longevity is keeping him from having the fumbles record.
2. Can you name another QB that held the ball longer in pocket than Culpepper?
3. Do you remember how the clock ticked away when Culpepper tried to run the two-minute drill?
4. Do you remember all of the talk about "simplifying the offense" for this veteran Viking QB?
5. Do you remember Moss waiting 40 yards downfield for the ball to arrive from Culpepper? Tom Brady hits Moss in stride many times.
6. I contend that Culpepper only had impressive statistics with Moss and a strong offensive line. It worked because Moss only needed a long thrower, not a passer. Without Moss and a strong offensive line, Culpepper's statistics were bad because he has never shown the ability to make quick decisions in the pocket (see fumble statistics shown above).
Tired of the Race Card

Duluth, MN

#118 Sep 5, 2008
smitty wrote:
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thats 6 teams out of 32, yout hink thats diversity? lol!
The point is, everyone gets a shot in the NFL. To claim this had anything to do with race merely proves your ignorance. I'm tired of folks playing the "race card" when it suits their otherwise pointless arguments.
I don't hear any Caucasians crying discrimination despite the fact that fewer and fewer ever start in the NFL. You know why? Because it's not an issue. The bottom line is, this is a business first and a sport second - teams want the best players they can put on the field. The color of their skin makes absolutely no difference to the coaches whose careers are on the line as a result of Wins and Losses.
Right On

Duluth, MN

#119 Sep 6, 2008
The point is, everyone gets a shot in the NFL. To claim this had anything to do with race merely proves your ignorance. I'm tired of folks playing the "race card" when it suits their otherwise pointless arguments.
I don't hear any Caucasians crying discrimination despite the fact that fewer and fewer ever start in the NFL. You know why? Because it's not an issue. The bottom line is, this is a business first and a sport second - teams want the best players they can put on the field. The color of their skin makes absolutely no difference to the coaches whose careers are on the line as a result of Wins and Losses.
Well said, bro.
bboobbyy

Fredericksburg, VA

#120 Sep 6, 2008
Micheal Vick, Daunte culpeper, and randall cummingham
These quarterbacks will always be remembered for hogging the ball and off the field issues

but i for don't think they should be remembered that way they should be remembered for being the best of a new breed of quarterbacks
the amazing playmakers

and while the top 2 qbs and football players today peyton manning and tom brady are both pocket passers 10 years from now it'll all be great playmakers and the credit will go to who?
Vince Young?
ZygiZag

Ghent, MN

#121 Sep 6, 2008
He was given the QB position in Minnesota and allowed to keep it no matter how badly he personally played. When he actually had to earn the job, or fight for the job he felt it was not fair. --- Like Moss said Daunte's contract was not a good one. Daunte turned sour on agents and became his own worst enemy. He needed a good agent to explain the reality of how teams saw him. --- He was given great legs and size which gave him time to eventually find someone. We was never pushed to read and react faster, or if he was he just couldn't do it. He is at least better than 1/2 of the 3rd stingers out there and better than all 3 of the bears QB. With this offense I would take our #1 and #2 over him. I think he thinks the PR and teams will make a big thing out of this like BF retirement and then playing. Sorry Daunte, your not BF. Oh if you think it is a race thing call Jeff George. Jeff was his own worst enemy too.
firestorm_lange

Madison, WI

#122 Sep 6, 2008
Good riddance culpepper wrote:
Good riddance. I'm sure we'll see you in a few years with the likes of MC Hammer and every other idiot who squandered their lives away. The NFL is better without you. Cling to your NFL pension, you'll need it.........your college degree (that was handed to you because you can run) won't carry you through. And please, dont settle in Minnesota. We don't want you.
Whatever in the world would make him want to settle in Minnesota? I think you're mistaken, people who leave NEVER want to come back.
Turk

Plymouth, MN

#123 Sep 8, 2008
Well, the Vikes lost their first game tonight, division title ahead.

I am NOT a Viking fan!!!

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Tarvaris wrote:
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Hey Turd, or Turk, lots of people like to say eat crow, well you're gonna eat crap when our pathetic black QB takes us to the division title and a first round bye. You're a pathetic Viking fan.

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